by: Mr. Harold V. Gallo

While other schools are already in the middle of their first quarter academic year, Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus is still prepping up its faculty, staff and its facilities for the opening of classes on August 1, 2016.

Academic sessions, re–echoing of seminars, meetings and seminars were lined up to ready the employees for the next school year through the institutionalized HEADSTART that ran from July 25-29, 2016.

Dr. Aimee Marie C. Gragasin, Chief of the Curriculum and Instruction Services Division welcomed the teachers from their midyear vacation and updated them about concerns for the next school year in the opening program.

Mr. Harold V. Gallo, Chief of Student Services Division presented the School Calendar, followed by discussion of administrative matters facilitated by Mr. Raymundo DC. Manaligod, Chief of the Finance and Administrative Services Division in the morning of Day 1.

Dr. Salvador B. Romo, Campus Director, presided a meeting in the afternoon updating and reminding the employees about old and new academic and administrative concerns.

Program Coordinator, Mrs. Alice Manuel, discussed the new program of the senior year curriculum called SCALE in Day 2.

An Open House Exhibit in accordance with the celebration of the Science and Technology Week (NSTW) was hosted by the school in which hundreds of pupils and students from Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Isabela visited the interactive exhibits prepared by the faculty and staff in Day 3.

A Seminar–Workshop on Test Construction and Test Measurements was conducted in Day 4 with Dr. Jane D. Navalta, Professor of Nueva Vizcaya State University–Bayombong Campus served as resource speaker.

The last day of the activities punctuated with seminar workshops on New Trends in Teaching Strategies in SMCT and Humanities with Dr. Mercelita V. Orden, Vice President for Academic Affairs of PLT College and Ms. Zayda S. Asuncion, Professor of Saint Mary’s University-Bayombong, serving as resource speakers.